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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) lawyers in Melbourne

One of the most valuable assets of any business is its intellectual property. As intellectual property lawyers in Melbourne we empower our clients to protect their brand, systems and confidential information by offering them a broad range of legal services related to their assets.

Protecting your personal data and your clients’ information is critical in the modern world, and no commercial entity can afford to wait until it is too late. Our experienced team can assist you with all of the legal and ownership frameworks and contracts you need to protect your IP.

Your IP can include a range of things, including patents, copyright, trademarks, licences, franchising, distribution, technology transfers, trade secrets and all of your other sensitive and personal data that belongs to your business and your clients.

Data breaches can be exceptionally damaging to businesses. Competition can discover your upcoming products or services and use them to their advantage. Individual data can lead to mistrust, and you are obligated to report and date misuse under the notifiable data breaches legislation, which falls under the Privacy Act 1988.

Our IP lawyers in Melbourne can assist with:

Our comprehensive IP services will ensure all of your data is secure, so there is no threat of it being stolen by your competition or cybercriminals.

  • Managing IP portfolios to help protect all of your assets which is vital in the digital age where technology is being rapidly deployed, businesses are holding more data and competition is stronger than ever.
  • Trademark registration and infringement including taking action with your competition when they use trademarks that are deceptively similar to your own product for their own gain.
  • Copyright protection and infringement when your material is used without your express permission, with those that unlawfully use your copyrighted material facing large penalties.
  • Confidential information protection with expert advice from our team on methods that you can employ to ensure this information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Keep your information safe from competitors or those that may seek to cause harm on your business and its operations.
  • Protecting research and development projects to ensure that your new products and/or services are not revealed to your competition prior to launch so they can launch copycat products and/or services.

  • Software development and licensing agreements including all confidentiality provisions.
  • Advising on technology and venture capital transactions to help grow your enterprise and ensure the right investment decisions are being made for you to improve your operations and revenue.
  • Restraints of trade drafting and enforcement. In Australia, this is usually when a former employee has left the company and a business needs to protect its IP for competitive reasons. We can help draft agreements between the employer and the employee to ensure your trade secrets are kept protected.
  • Patents and product protection in Australia and overseas so that you can maintain exclusivity over the continued production of your invention. This also prevents your opposition from attempting to reverse-engineer your patented products.
  • If you believe you have been the victim of IP theft, fraud or misrepresentation we can guide you through the audit and resolution process to reclaim what is yours and prevent the other party from using your IP.

If you believe you have been the victim of IP theft, fraud or misrepresentation, we can guide you through the audit and resolution process to reclaim what is yours and prevent the other party from using your IP.

It is strongly advised that you don’t wait until there has been an IP or data incident. Make the call today so the experienced team at Taurus Legal Management can get to work securing your data today.

We will deliver comprehensive frameworks and education so that you won’t only be protected. You will also have a deeper understanding of your IP and your responsibilities. Taking the initiative and safeguarding your IP before there is an incident is also a great way to engender trust and grow your business.

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